Betclic Everest secured a Polish sports betting licence

Poland’s Ministry of Finance updated its list of online sports betting licensees to include BEM Operations Ltd, a subsidiary of France’s Betclic Everest Group. 10 government-approved online betting operators in a list.

Betclic seeks to develop its sports betting prospects beyond its home market of France. The operator has detailed strong progress for its Betclic Portugal sportsbook brand launched in 2016. Nevertheless, the Polish market remains a much tougher prospect for new betting incumbents.

Poland’s regulated online market restricts licensees to sports betting only, as online casino products have been reserved for the state-run Totalizator Sportowy lottery business. Poland taxes its sports betting licensees at a punitive rate of 12% of betting turnover, which many international operators believe makes the Polish market a non-starter.

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